Agricultural Labour          

 Forest Product 

          

       About 50% area of the basin is covered by forests, which is in heritage for tribes. Therefore their basic need fulfilled by forests. Various forest produces, fruits, roots of variousplants, Lakh, Honey , are used for their survival.

         So many roots as Gethiyan, Bhanu , Senta etc. are used for food . Tribal women collects tendu patta , char, amla , hawai , tendu , and sal leaves. Sal, Dhawai, Aamla, Char, Mahua, are of great economic importance as they direct sold them to various government and non government agencies as well as  in the open market.

          Lakh, Gond, Honey are other sources of income . Tribes also cut dry wood from forest and bring them to village and nearer service centers to sell. Generally Korwa, Pando and Kanwar tribes are good bowmen and they caught and hunt the wild animals and birds as Dear, Pig, Rabbit, Rukhi, Wild bird and Hen , Pea-cock, Parot etc. Although due to government order , they are complete coffined to kill and hunt the wild animals.

            

 

       

              Nagesiya, Oraon, Baiga, Kanwar, Panika , Dand Korwa are major tribes depending on agriculture. Although cultivation was not their source of income , but now a days when new techniques and methods are implemented in farming, agriculture become the source of survival and income both. Coarse grain Maize Barley , Kodo , Madua, Kutki , Bajra, Gondali are the main food grains cropped on rocky or hilly region .

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        Agricultural Labour          

 Sericulture 

  

 

            This Department has the project for the production of silk threads from silkworm.This department provides silkworm to the farmers to put in the mulberry tree and let them feed the leaves of the tree. Mulberry trees are planted and their leaves are feeded to silkworms in the silkworm nursery. The technique of nourishing of silkworm up to the silk production are given in the following pictures.

 

Step-I Plants of Mulberry used for feeding silkworm.
Step-II Silkworm being feeded by the beneficiaries.
Step-III Silkworm being selected for putting into the deep ring framed baskets.
Step-IV Silkworm making cocoon on the frame.
Step-V Making silkthreads from cocoons.

 

"Saja" and "Arjun" trees are also planted in big fields for farming of the silkworm. Cocoons are formed on the tree itself and they are also bigger in size. Silkworms are protected from the insect seeking birds like crow

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